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K&L Gates

925 Fourth Avenue Suite 2900
Seattle, WA, 98104

Practice areas


  1. M & A: 40%
  2. Financial Services: 40%
  3. Corporate: 20%

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  • Mark S Britton

    Kent is one of the best corporate lawyers in town. He has seen so many deals and has such an academic grasp of the law that he is tough to beat.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Avvo Top Mergers/Acquisitions LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Super Lawyer-Top 100N/A2007
Top LawyersN/A2007
International Who's Who of Corporate Governance LawyersN/A2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2006
Top Attorneys in WashingtonN/A2006
Washington's Most Amazing Attorneys - CorporateN/A2006
Puget Sound's Top Business LawyersN/A2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP2007 - Present
PartnerPreston Gates & Ellis LLP1990 - 2006
PartnerPreston Thorgrimson Ellis & Fletcher LLP1971 - 1990
Assistant ProfessorGeorge Washington University Law School1968 - 1971
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Arts CommissionCommissioner2007 - Present
Washington Research FoundationDirector2006 - Present
Washington Commercial Law DeskbookEditorN/A
Pilchuck Glass SchoolTrusteeN/A
Cornish College of the Arts Board of TrusteesMemberN/A
University of Washington Law School FoundationPresidentN/A
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Corporate Laws Committee, Washington LiaisonMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Corporate Act Revision CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bar FoundationFellowN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
UnknownFinding A New Boss2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1968
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1967
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1964
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SEC Hot Topics InstituteCorporate Governance Update2007
Mergers & AcquisitionsAdvising the Board of Directors2007